Lou J. Klaiber
FALLING INTO SAN FRANCISCO… NOVEMBER 1966
The whores loved the scars
as they grabbed the soldier’s wallet
and screamed in laughter as North Beach fell away…
… tossed like garbage… and it was!
tossed away toward ships unknown.
California is the whore of America!
Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines
passed through that gate.
Found their way home
to country girls that still smile…
… cry tears from the heart.
Kiss the blanch of skin
white and scarred
… and ask, “What is WP?”
I answer that it is “Just a branding iron
from a war that I survived.”
So kiss me!
‘your lips are very young’
What is Eternity?
… when the embrace
… is NOW!
©Copyright January 2002 by Lou J. Klaiber